Tag Archives: VMP Tuning

Tech: Billet GT500 Belt Tensioner

Tighten Your Belt

Maintain big boost without belt slip thanks to VMP’s billet GT500 tensioner

By Steve Turner

Owners of 2007-2014 Shelby GT500s know how easy it is to build power with these cars. Just add a smaller blower pulley, open up the inlet, add a custom calibration and the gains are huge. As you start to push harder with smaller pulleys, more rpm, and such the factory belt tensioner is put in a bad spot.
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Tech: Terminator TVS Supercharger Dyno

Terminator Evolution

Bolting on big 2003 Cobra power with a VMP TVS supercharger

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Sean Ross

With all the hype about the performance put down by modern Mustangs with Coyote—and cousins the RoadRunner and Voodoo—powerplants, it might be easy to forget just how easy it is to make power on the storied 2003-2004 Mustang Cobras. Carrying the codename Terminator, this factory-supercharged Mustang kicked off the era of easily attainable bolt-on gains. That is still true today as evidenced by the results of SVTP member Sean Ross’ VMP Performance TVS supercharger upgrade.
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News: VMP Performance Website

Changing its Tune

VMP Performance moves its offerings under one brand with a new website

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of VMP Performance

Over the years we have seen VMP expand its offerings from performance tuning to supercharger enhancements to complete supercharger kits. As such it is only natural that the company would tweak its brand to better communicate its wide range of offerings. Recently the company launched a new website and a new name—VMP Performance.
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Tech: Mustang GT vs. Shelby GT350 Dyno

Coyote vs. Voodoo

Comparing the power of a 2015 Mustang GT and a 2016 Shelby GT350

By Steve Turner

In recent weeks we visited VMP Performance to document the dyno testing and tuning of two brand new Mustangs. The company recently acquired a 2015 Mustang GT slated for all-out race car duty in the NMRA’s Coyote Modified class. The other new project is a 2016 Shelby GT350, which is destined to live the life of a jack-of-all-trades while maintaining its streetability. Since we were there to see the baseline testing of both cars, we thought it might be fun to compare the output of the two in stock form to see just how much difference there is between the everyman’s GT and the top dog GT350.
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Tech: 2016 Shelby GT350 Tuning

Sharpening the Shelby

VMP Performance kicks off its GT350 project car with a custom tune

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Performance

Walk into the VMP Performance shop and you will see several modern Mustangs. From fully functional race cars too a brand new Mustang GT being dissembled for a rebirth as a Coyote Modified racer. Open the door to the dyno room and there’s something special strapped to the Dynojet rollers. That Avalanche Gray machine is a brand-new Shelby GT350 and Justin Starkey has already peered into its PCM and started tweaking some parameters.
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